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>> more violence between israelis and palestinians as the diplomatic push for peace intensifies. this is al jazeera live from doha. welcome to the programme. divided families from north and south korea say tearful goodbyes after being allowed to across the boarder to meet joe biden says he will not run for president. we'll look at what it means for hillary clinton, and the race for the white house plus... >> i'm andrew thomas and sydney with the artwork and artists
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responding to the world refugee crisis. two palestinians have been shot. a majority ultra orthodox area west of jerusalem, one has died. 53 palestinians have been killed. witnesses say the two men were trying to stab people at a bus stop. nine israelis died since the violence began. we'll cross to mike hanna. what more do we know about this incident? >> well, once again what we see is the continuation of the series of sporadic attacks that happen within israel proper and occupied territory. what we also see, as well, is a level of panic that occurs, an
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those maintaining security from doing so. there's a massive intensification in security in jerusalem, yet the attacks continue, and what you see too is police deployed on to the streets to bolster the forces of the - sorry, the army deployed on to the streets, and a situation where there's mistaken yited, a jewish israeli killed by soldiers, because he's mistaken for a palestinian attacker. that's mixture of intensification of security, which doesn't bring on end to the series of attacks, and you have a degree of panic, a degree of comfort within israeli society, manifesting itself in things like soldiers deployed on the streets killing fellow jews secretary of state john kerry is meeting with binyamin netanyahu in berlin, and then travels to jordan, what will he
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do there? who will he speak to and what would he have told binyamin netanyahu? >> we know from the prime minister's spokesman that what binyamin netanyahu tells john kerry is that what lays behind the sudden wave of conflict is incitement. he'll tell the leadership that groups in israel, like the islamic movement, are inciting people to resist and rise up against israel, not mentioning the word occupation. however, john kerry, clearing having this conversation with binyamin netanyahu in the course of the morning, says he will come to the region. a key issue in all of this is the belief among some. in particular king abdullah of
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jordan, that the way to help this lies in the al-aqsa, there can be no doubt about the peace negotiation. what king abdullah says unless the issue is addressed, the rights of access, there can be no attempt to end the current wave of violence. so that is the message that king abdullah will give to kerrry once and again if the two meet in coming days as we understand will happen many thinks. mike hanna in west jerusalem russia's defence ministry says its planes have struck dozens of targets in syria in the last 24 hours. the pictures show the russian strikes on the rebel held area in homs province. activists say the syrian government backed by russian forces have been bombing the strategic found for two weeks.
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several rebel groups operate under the free syrian army rebel, supported by some western and gulf arab states. the united nations says more than 570 children have been killed in a conflict in yemen. 800 have been wounded. since the fighting intensified in march. >> reporter: like most households, this is the part where you keep your child's clothes. for this father it's a painful reminder of the dead son. he can still smell his scent in the clothes much >> translation: he used to play, jump on the bookshelf and share moments with his brother. he can't believe he's dead: >> reporter: he and four friends were injured playing outside his house. the president blames the houthi rebels, and echoed fears of thousands of other children in war torn yemen.
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>> reporter: don't bury me, he said. the medics can be heard assuring him o the street cannot believe he's gone. >> translation: we were all playing here. some of us returned home moments before the shelling. we were all scared. my uncle was hit by shrapnel. may god punish the aggressors. >> reporter: he was killed. he was standing here next to us. another child has become a victim in a war fought by adults. aid agencies hold them responsible. >> at least 573 children have been killed and 846 have been severely injured. it's a consequence of conflict, where everyone who is in this war is responsible for the death of children in the air strikes,
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shelling. >> there has been more violence in tiaz, more fighting between government loyalists and fighters, and more air strikes. more than a dozen people were killed in the residential areas, reportedly hit by houthi shells, but they blame saudi-led strikes for killing civilians. for the parents yet another child to bury. a lot other find the same risks unless adults can find a way to stop the fighting a fire destroyed part of a refugee camp in slovenia, as the country's parliament gives the army powers to deal with large numbers of people seeking asylum. paul brennan reports. >> the flames spread with tents pitched so closely together the blaze jumped easily from one to the next. fire-fighters were swiftly on the scene, but the damage was done. much needed emergency
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accommodation is ruined. the cause of the blaze is not yet known. further back along the refugee route, in serbia, the refugees in the open have been lighting the bonfires to stay warm. clear skies are better than soaking rain, but the nights are colder. >> we are very worried for the capacity that people are slowing - slow-going, and the bottle neck is problematic. we are ready for a long waiting time and the weather condition. if it's good, we'll try to do our best of the providing understood, water, but the cold weather is getting worse and worse. it will be problematic. with conditions deteriorating it's rising.
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desperation and exhaustion developed into scuffles between refugees. in slovenia the parliament voted to deploy soldiers to deploy police. the army arrived. the jeep is evidence of that. we counted more than five shoulders. the role has been limited. they are helping to hand out food to refugees alongside n.g.o.s and police. despite the vote the larger contribution to the crisis in sloefennia is still being worked out. >> the soldiers roll right now is to watch over the refugees when they arrive here. the soldiers must inform the nearest police officer because we are the ones in charge. the army is busy. we are grateful for that. >> reporter: an extraordinary summit of military leaders convened on sunday to discuss
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the emergency in the balkans. ue attention there has been widespread flooding in a town, forcing many from their homes. the floods are the aftermath from the tropical storm koppu killing 56 people in the north-east. and destroyed $150 million much crops, infrastructure and homes, according to the national disaster agency reunions for separated north and south korean families came to an end. relatives divided have been allowed to meet. families were given two hours to say their goodbyes. more from harry fawcett in seoul. >> reporter: all the participates in the event new they were entering a bittersweet bargain, that they would be able to see each other amp so many
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decades apart, but that would be short. this day, thursday, was the day it hit home. after the really joyful tears we saw on tuesday at the arrivals in the initial meetings of these people, now came the farewells, and most, i think, realising final farewells. there was a good deal of talk, people saying don't worry, we'll see each other when the countries are unified. these are old people, many in their '80s, and older and they know in their hearts they'll probably see each other again. that's why when the buses started to leave. we saw people grasping each other rubbing their hands across each other's faces trying to get the last human contact before this was over. there'll be another round saturday to monday, when seen applicants get to go north and meet the north korean family
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members that are traced. by monday, that'll be over. that's it for the 20th round. north and south have been talking about being committed to a new chapter. south korea is saying open to all forms of dialogue. there's talk about getting regularized family unions going on. all of that depends on the political climate between north and south. it's hard to predict still to come on al jazeera. it latest from zhan xie bar, where election fever has taken homed. fis washington d.c. where law enforcement officers from around the country - it's time to change the face of policing in america.
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hello again, the top stories on al jazeera, u.s. secretary of state john kerry is starting talks with israel's prime minister binyamin netanyahu in germany's capital. they'll discuss the violence that killed 53 palestinians and nine israelis since the beginning of this monted. the united nations says that more than 570 children have been killed in the conflict in yemen, 800 have been wounded since the fighting intensified in march. and reunions from separated north and south korean families ended with emotional farewells at a mountain resort in the north of the retifs divided
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60 years ago have been allowed to meet. university student in cape town fought with police against higher fees. students protested demanding fee hikes be scrapped. >> reporter: students protest against fee increase outside the south african building, saying they cannot afford them. but there are calls to lawmakers met by stun grenades. days of protest began at the university when management announced a 10% fee hike. according to the student representative council. 20,000 students require aid. >> the vast majority of students are from the working class. they can't afford a hike in fees or fee payments. it's a mechanism used by the university to systematically exclude poor students.
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>> here, students occupied the university senate house for 24 hours, demanding the fee increases be scrapped. university buses and the government have capped fee increases at 6%. >> yes, it's a challenge. i wouldn't call it a crisis, we have ways and means of discussing the matter. and i'm hopeful that through that discussion and negotiations and compromises, common solutions can actually be found. students managed to shut down all major universities in the country. >> students at the university pay no fees much university management had drafted fees by $150. students say that that is not good enough. >> one of them is a law student who owes the university
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thousands of dollars for the fees. she is worried that if costs gs. >> i was raised bay something mother. for any steady loan i could apply for i did not have an assuredy. the main breadwinner is the mother. that doesn't go far, in paying for tertiary education. the government backed national student financial aid scheme helped 1,300 students this year. the protests spread to 11 institutions across the country, with the students promising to fight on security forces in the republic of congo fire tear gas at demonstrators. protests began against the president's bid to extend a 30 year stay in office. a referendum on sunday will
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decide whether to amend the constitution, allowing the age limit for presidents to be raised, along with presidential terms. now, to zanzibar, the archipelago islands in, they are semiautonomous from tanzania and are expected to play an important part in sunday's general election. catherine wambua-soi explains why. >> political campaigning in zanzibar. they get to vote for two presidents. the national one, and their own. but the problem here are not that different by those experienced by people on the mainland. this man sells spices and wants to see development and improved economy and less political talk. >> we had many industries - sugar, leather, textile.
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we don't any more. the industries need to be revived so we can get jobs and benefit in other ways. >> political pledges are more or less the same. making lives better by reducing uo. one issue that dominated is autonomy. >> that's the platform or which the main opposition presidential candidate is campaigning. from the civic united front, this man is running for a fifth time, wanting more autonomy for a fifth time. >> negotiate the union, so that zhan xie bar have -- zhan xie bar have powers, and everything will not be a u.n. matter and negotiate the matters. which matters should be covered.
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>> the president is seeking re-election on a ruling party. his supporters say the call for greater independence is a nonissue. >> we have shared sovereign city on many things. we shared sovereignty. we have shared sovereignty when it comes to the military. we have shared sovereignty when it comes to union matters. and i see nothing wrong with that. i enjoy the synergies that we see coming out of this. >> reporter: zanzibar's autonomy has been divisive. the ruling party says the structure works fin, but opponents tell people that the government should have more power to deal with internal matters police in mexico arrested
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six people accused of helping the druglord joaquin guzman escape from prison in july - including his brother-in-law and a pilot who prosecutors say flew him out of town now, it's been the topic of debate, would the sitting u.s. vice president make a run for the top job. joe biden says he won't, which could be good news for democratic front runner hillary clinton, patty culhane takes a look at what biden's announcement means. >> reporter: as he walked to the rose garden, joe biden sound like a wh do, america won't jus win the further, we'll own the finish line. >> reporter: joe biden decided he won't make it to the starting line, sounding like a man who wants to run, but says he doesn't have time to launch a
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credible campaign. his decision long delayed because of death of his son beau to brain cancer. whilst he was grieving other candidates raised money, hiring staff and hitting the trim. he decided he didn't have time to catch up. it's a huge move for hillary clinton. >> i believe hillary clinton will almost certainly be the democrats presidential nominee. i do not see any scenario under which senator bernie sanders could beat her in a head to head contest. >> considered more hawkish than her competitors, the exit means she's less likely to move from her position like this, between israel and pol stein on a 2-state solution -- palestine on a 2-state solution. >> it's difficult to figure out how the palestinians and
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israelis can put together a deal until they know what will happen in syria, will jordan remain stable and supportive of the peace process. jordan, with this and the prior have been. and what is going to happen in lebanon. >> i look forward to work with this man to get it done. >> byedan warned that he'd work with the issues. as he walked away from running, he leaves behind much of the influence that he has. patty culhane, al jazeera, washington some of the united states senior police officers and prosecuted called for major reform of the criminal justice system. they formed a group to work towards reducing the prison population. >> reporter: events in ferguson and baltimore, the deaths of shooting of black men there and other states around the country bought police into sharp focus. a country with 5% of the world's
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population is 25% of the prison population. senior police officers and local sheriffs. things have got to change. >> we are launching the group with the twin goals of protecting public safety, we know we can do it and protect public safety. >> reporter: crime in the u.s. is at low levels. murder rates have grown in chicago. police departments, powers to arrest on minor crimes, zero tolerance often bring long gaol sentences. that heads the community harder. finding the children barn that year, one in three spend time in prison. compared to one in 17 white men. this group want arrests, downgrading some crimes and building up community policing u. >> the criminal justice system
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is not really broken, it's producing the results that it was designed to produce, and they are the wrong results. we have to change the way we think of crime. >> one aspect of criminal sentencing says it's a huge shift in attitudes. for many years law enforcement was viewed as a constituency pushing crime. to see police chiefs and prosecutors. i think, really, it tells us the climate has shifted. there's a new understanding. it was enhanced by continuing to build prisons. >> they already said they'd spent the last year in criminal justice. the federal government in the next few weeks will release around 600 prisoners, when the group goes to the white house to meet the president on thursday, it will have an understanding
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audience, and nose it won't be quick or easy to change the face of criminal justice in the united states. >> government protesters in brazil inflated a giant caricature of dilma rousseff. they aaccused of the president of manipulating government accounts. roouf dilma rousseff denied wrongdoing an australian artist hopes that people will respond to his work and push governments to act in humane ways towards refugees. andrew thomas reports from sydney. >> reporter: he's a plumber in sydney. four years ago he was a refugee, a boat person. e taliban, he fl,
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coming by pakistan and indonesia to australia, aboard an overcrowded fishing boat. >> i was scared that we were going to die, and people were crying to go back to indonesia, not go to australia, because it would be a hard journey. >> reporter: he made it. thousands of similar journeys have not. drowning between indonesia and australia. stories were what inspired the artist alex seaton, his sculptures reflecting the flights of refugees taking to the sea. this is titled someone else's problem depicts discarded panels. it is familiar from news reports of boat parts washed up on the beaches. hinting at death. >> i use a lot of marble, and to create awareness, creating
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memorial to a tragedy. other works include this - titled someone died trying to have a life like mine. discarded life jackets. strewn along the beach, and these seeming like children's paper boats, but again like two stones made of marble. >> the artist developed this and other pieces in response to the way australia government was dealing with refugees, this year the crisis in europe made his hart just as relevant there. thousands died trying to across the met terrainian. the journey is on display in paris. it was developed in response to the australian experience. and was familiar to anyone. >> my works cut through the 308 ittizisation of the issue and speak to the heart of the refugee crisis and the asylum seekers issue. >> seeing seaton's artwork is
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